04 Apr 19 Today's submission for Theatrical Thursday is going to be straight up, but provided as a documentary shot only. I've left in an I-90 road sign to give its exact location, 5 miles west of Haugen, MT where we always stay both directions on our Yellowstone trips. You are looking south with I-90 East at the bottom of the image along with a snippet of the St Regis River. My reason for sharing such is that if you've never heard of or seen the evergreen tree known as either Tamarack or Larch, you likely would think I've created a hillside of yellow evergreens, but I haven't. The green of the road sign and some evergreens, as well as some of the other colored autumn foliage, should also help to assure you I haven't concocted this image. All my life I've wanted to capture a decent photo of this unusual tree and while this shows off the trees to advantage, this isn't the shot for which I was hoping, but it does show them for what they are. I do have a couple to share that do represent the shot(s) I want(ed) but I'll share them next week. I still haven't gotten a shot of these trees high up in the Cascades, maybe now I never will, but this at least gives you an idea as to how these lovely trees look in the fall. The white area is the morning cloud layer which when I arose was at street level. I don't consider this a keeper in any fashion, it's just a documentary, and nothing more!
I've cropped a little off the top, bottom, and left side for composition. Follow the Yellow Treed Road Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 640; 1/250 sec @ f / 7.1.